Dec 03, 2021 08:03 PM

China Adds Rare Disease Drugs to National Medical Insurance List

What’s new: China has added 74 new drugs to its government medical insurance list, which includes for the first time several expensive medications for rare diseases, allowing patients to access treatments at a fraction of their full price.

This year’s round of price-setting negotiations added 67 medications to the list, with prices slashed by an average of 61.71%, according to the National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA).

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